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Rick White Comment on ICANN-VeriSign Settlement

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  • Subject: Rick White Comment on ICANN-VeriSign Settlement
  • From: "Rick White" <rwhite116@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 4 Nov 2005 10:51:09 -0800

The settlement of differences between ICANN and VeriSign is a good thing for
the future of the Internet.  Today, there is a very real effort underway to
have the United Nations or another global body take over control of this
incredible communications and commerce medium. While it may be
well-intentioned, that would be a terrible mistake for a system that is used
and relied on by over a billion people worldwide.  The current framework of
operation -- while not without its weaknesses -- works just fine.   This
agreement shows that the Internet community has matured and it will help
ICANN improve its effectiveness as the technical coordinator of Internet
operations.



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